The WWF-Paraguay organization presents the contest “From the forest to our community”, aimed at high school students for the creation of murals with themes related to the conservation of the jaguar and its habitat.
The contest is aimed at students between 15 and 17 years of age from educational institutions throughout the country. Its purpose is to make visible the importance of the conservation of a species, of forests. In addition to improving the quality of life of local communities and indigenous peoples. It is a message that the students, through art, will translate into a mural with all their creativity.
The murals will be evaluated by a committee made up of Paraguayan artists, they are; Priscilha Benitez (visual artist and art teacher), Gustavo Barrios (illustrator and graphic designer), Tania Barceló (illustrator and graphic designer) and Rolando Ocampos (plastic artist). The winners will be announced on November 1 through the WWF-Paraguay social networks.
This contest was born within the framework of the “Paraguay Más Jaguareté” campaign, which seeks to save the largest feline in South America, and its historical distribution ranged from the southwestern United States to southern Argentina. However, in the last 50 years, the jaguar (Panthera onca) has lost more than half of its original habitat, and several populations are critically endangered.
The jaguar is in danger due to the loss and deterioration of its habitat, hunting, animal trafficking and persecution. Today, significant conservation efforts are underway. WWF and its partners Guyra-Paraguay, Fundación Moisés Bertoni (FMB), Association for the Conservation of Wildlife (WCS) and the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences (FACEN) have selected priority landscapes in which they develop a large number of actions to ensure connectivity in the landscape for the Jaguar, and that the impacts can be positive for the species.